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Title
Atlases, gazetteers, guidebooks and other books
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1600 - 1900 (Approximate)
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Topics
Europe
North America
South America
Asia
World atlases
Africa
Australasia
Genres
Atlases
Maps
Books
Description
This collection consists of thousands of bound volumes, including geographical atlases, gazetteers, guidebooks, and books on cartography and related topics. The atlases, collections of maps showing various continents, bodies of water, countries, regions, cities, and extra-terrestrial areas, which may or may not include text, date from the 17th century through the present day. They include works by notable mapmakers such as Jan Jansson (1588-1664), Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), and Thomas Jefferys (d. 1771). Gazetteers, or directories to place names and their locations, like the atlases, include those with broad, worldwide scope, and those with narrower geographical scopes. Guidebooks, or travel guides, are held as supplementary materials, due to their map illustrations and geographical descriptions of travel routes and destinations. Books on cartography include works on the art, science, and history of map making. Among them are cartobibliographies, lists of known published and unpublished maps pertaining to, for example, a particular cartographer, a depicted place, a place of publication, or a holding institution. Atlases, gazetteers, guidebooks, and books on cartography and related topics may also be found in other collections, including the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection, and The Green Book collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The volumes in the Atlases, Gazetteers, Guidebooks and Other Books collection have varying provenance. Some come from the Astor and Lenox libraries, which formed the foundation of NYPL's holdings; others were purchased by the Library or received as gifts from diverse sources over the years.
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b28be120-c602-012f-769c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1600: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Atlases, gazetteers, guidebooks and other books" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1600 - 1900. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b28be120-c602-012f-769c-58d385a7bc34

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Atlases, gazetteers, guidebooks and other books" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 23, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b28be120-c602-012f-769c-58d385a7bc34

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1600 - 1900). Atlases, gazetteers, guidebooks and other books Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b28be120-c602-012f-769c-58d385a7bc34

Wikipedia Citation

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Atlases, gazetteers, guidebooks and other books